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H.R. 2991: Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2991 would establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in two counties in Pennsylvania. The general purpose of heritage areas is to enhance State, local and private authorities to protect, enhance, and interpret the natural, historic, scenic, and cultural resources of the heritage area. Heritage areas generally do not include federal lands and are not directly managed by the federal government. The Susquehanna Heritage Corporation would be the local management entity for the Heritage Area. It will develop a management plan which must be approved by the Secretary of ...

Sponsor and status

Lloyd Smucker

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
Length: 14 pages

Jun 21, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 5, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 5, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


64% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 2991 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.


Jun 21, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 11, 2018
Considered by Federal Lands

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 18, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 11, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 1, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jun 5, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 2991 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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